Library Bill of Rights Poster

Based on the First Amendment, the Library Bill of Rights guides library professionals in serving their communities and defending the rights of all patrons. First drafted by library director Forrest Spaulding in 1938, the Library Bill of Rights was designed to speak out against the “growing intolerance, suppression of free speech and censorship affecting the rights of minorities and individuals.” One year later, the revised document was adopted by the American Library Association and has since evolved, while serving as a fundamental declaration of library values.  

This revamped poster cites the newly adopted Article VII, that addresses the privacy and confidentiality rights of library users.

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